English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

Alms Grove, Alms Grove Gate

Other OS name in the Parish of Tyneham

Historical Forms

  • Ames Grove (Wd) 1841 TA


, Ames Grove (Wd )1841TA , from a surname with grāf(a) , geat ; this gate , like Maiden's Grave Gate infra , is at a point where the road running along the top of the Purbeck ridge meets the Tyneham - Steeple bdy , cf. also Lawford Sheard Gate infra .